Mirror of Beryl: A Historical Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

By: Desi Sangye Gyatso; Translated By Gavin Kilty

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Composed while its author was the ruler of Tibet, Mirror of Beryl is a detailed account of the origins and history of medicine in Tibet through the end of the seventeenth century. Its author, Desi Sangyé Gyatso (1653–1705), was the heart disciple and political successor of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama and the author of several highly regarded works on Tibetan medicine, including his Blue Beryl commentary on the foundational text of Tibetan medicine, Four Tantras. In the present historical introduction, Sangyé Gyatso traces the sources of influence on Tibetan medicine to classical India, China, Central Asia, and beyond, providing life stories, extensive references to earlier Tibetan works on medicine, and fascinating details about the Tibetan approach to healing. He also provides a commentary on the pratimoksha, bodhisattva, and tantric Buddhist vows. Desi Sangyé Gyatso's Mirror of Beryl remains today an essential resource for students of medical science in Tibet. Printed Pages: 696.

Title: Mirror of Beryl: A Historical Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

Author Name: Desi Sangye Gyatso; Translated By Gavin Kilty

Categories: Tibetan Studies, India, Medicine and Medicinal Plants, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, USA, Wisdom Publications: 2010

ISBN: 0861714679

ISBN 13: 9780861714674

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 16 x 24 Cm

Seller ID: 032697

Keywords: Mirror of Beryl Tibetan Medicine